Literacy and Numeracy Information Night

Monday, 1st September, 2014

Last week, some of our Primary parents and carers braved the weather to venture out to WCCS for the Literacy and Numeracy Information Night. They saw great student work samples that showed the incorporation of rich activities in classes and heard useful and interesting information from our panel of teachers. Feedback from those who attended was incredibly positive - one parent stated that it was, "Especially helpful as a new school mum assisting a child as he begins his reading journery". Thank you to all of the staff and parents who attended this event as part of Literacy and Numeracy Week.

 

Carey Cubbyhouse Launches

Friday, 22nd August, 2014

The eldest child has begun school and has settled in well - but what does a parent do to entertain the ones still at home without a bossy elder brother or sister to help? Thankfully for many parents, the answer has been Carey Cubbyhouse! Every Wednesday during term the action begins. From 8:50 am to 10:30 am children have time for free play, music and stories under the watchful eye of parents and our Early Learning Director, Mrs Anne Belling (ably supported by new Kindy mum, Mrs Jo Barden). Apart from the chance to socialise with other parents and enjoy their own morning tea, parents have signed up to make use of the giant K-2 sandpit, school grounds and resources found in the well stocked room (N1). Whilst places are filled for this term, contact Anne Belling (bellinga@wccs.nsw.edu.au) if you would like to register your interest for future places.

 

 

Primary School Sport Announcement

Sunday, 17th August, 2014

Metro Cup soccer has been postponed until Monday, 25th August. Please note that netball will still be on and the bus will leave at 7:30 am sharp, as planned.

   

James' Historical Landmark

Monday, 11th August, 2014

James G. from Year 8 at WCCS was recently declared the joint National Champion of the Australian History Competition, sharing the honour with a student from Victoria and another from the Northern Territory.
 
James scored 49/50 in the National test conducted earlier this year. His love of history stems from a desire to see how things worked in the past, and to look at the finer details throughout the ages. James remarked, “My favourite areas of history are maritime and medieval history. I love the World Wars and British history also."
 
Congratulations, James - we are thrilled that you have been recognised with this award.

 

Jack's Back!

Wednesday, 6th August, 2014

After winning a photography competition in 2013, Jack M., from Year 10, has entered the NOVA Employment’s “Focus on Ability” Competition in the sixth year they have run the event. Jack is passionate about movies and actors – in fact he talks about them all the time! Knowing his love of film, the teachers in the WCCS Educational Support Unit (ESU) suggested that he place an entry. The results can be seen in his short video, which is linked below. If you really like it, feel free to vote for Jack or make a positive comment. Voting is online for a few more days only. The video was put together over two days in the July school holidays with the support of family and friends – many of whom make a cameo but, as you will see, there is no doubting that Jack takes centre stage. WCCS backs Jack!

http://www.focusonability.com.au/FOA/films/Man_on_a_Mission_648.html

   

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